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Workplace Injuries and Workers’ Compensation: Falling from a Height at Work

More than one in five U.S. deaths in the workplace are from construction, falls from height comprise a large percentage of on-the-job injuries.

Applying for Social Security benefits can be a time consuming process. Military service members may be eligible for expedited processing.

How to Avoid Damaging Your Workers’ Compensation Case

If you have experienced a work-related injury or illness and have filed a Workers’ Compensation (WC) claim, you may want to sit back and relax and just let the benefits come to you. This is a bad idea! Your employer has an insurance company handling your case, and that company will watch your every move… Read More

Climb on Board and Take a “Ticket to Work” and Self-Sufficiency

Are you receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Would you like to be able to work? The Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Ticket to Work program sounds right for you! This voluntary program helps SSDI and SSI beneficiaries find work suited to their abilities which can help them become financially independent…. Read More

Workers’ Compensation for Babysitters and Nannies in California

If you are injured working as a nanny or babysitting, would you be covered for Workers’ Compensation (WC)? Nannies and babysitters are two examples of domestic workers. Caregivers, such as those who provide care to the elderly or to individuals who are disabled, are also domestic workers. Which Domestic Workers Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?… Read More

CalABLE Savings Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities

Have you opened up your CalABLE account yet? If not, and if you are an eligible person with a disability, then you are missing out on this valuable tool that can help you build financial security.

Visit “my Social Security” Online for Social Security Disability Transactions

If you are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI), do you know that you can transact some business online via the Social Security website? Those receiving SSDI can set up a “my Social Security” account and use the main Social Security website too. But if you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are limited to… Read More

Workers’ Compensation – Lump Sum Settlement vs. Periodic Payments

California Workers’ Compensation (WC) law allows for a lump sum cash settlement of an injured worker’s claim. This way, the worker accepts one payment instead of weekly or monthly payments. The worker can settle via a lump sum payment for any wage benefits or medical benefits or both. A lump sum settlement can also be… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability Appeals

If you are disabled and unable to work and you have filed for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, the last thing you want to see in the mail is a denial letter saying that you are ineligible for these payments. What went wrong? You can’t work because of your disability, but the Social Security Administration… Read More

Teenage Summer Workers and Workers’ Compensation

If your teenaged daughter or son is starting a summer job, you are probably proud and relieved at the same time! You also may be just a bit worried about your teen getting injured on the job. Just like adult workers, teens are covered by California Workers’ Compensation (WC) laws. So if your child does… Read More

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